SAVE THE DATE! May LLOPS Meeting: AALL Visitor + Raffle!

By , May 5, 2021 11:19 am

Good morning, LLOPSters:

We are excited to announce that this month’s meeting will feature AALL Executive Board Member Karen Selden, who is the Metadata Services Librarian at the University of Colorado Law Library in Boulder. Karen’s areas of expertise and research interests include cataloging, classification, and metadata creation for legal materials and her library’s digital collections. She presents and publishes articles on topics such as the future of the library catalog; cataloging internet-based resources; accessing electronic resources; and metadata creation for digital archives. She co-authored 2004 Law Library Journal Article of the Year “The Catalog vs. The Homepage? Best Practices in Connecting to Online Resources” and in 2019 she received the Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship from AALL’s Technical Services Special Interest Section. In addition to serving on the AALL Executive Board, she was also the 2014-2015 Chair of AALL’s Online Bibliographic Services Special Interest Section. You can find out more about Karen here.

In addition, AALL generously provided us with one complimentary registration to the 2021 Virtual Conference to give away to a lucky LLOPS member. We will hold a raffle during the meeting to select the recipient. Note that this complimentary registration is only available to LLOPS members who have not already registered for the Virtual Conference.

Topic:                  Visit from AALL Executive Board Member Karen Selden (+raffle!)

Date:                   May 26, 2021

Time:                  Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Location:            Zoom (see invite for link)

April Meeting – Caselaw Access Project & H2O Open Casebook Project

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By , April 6, 2021 6:21 am

Good morning, LLOPSters!

Please join us for this month’s LLOPS meeting on Wednesday, April 28 from noon-1:00 p.m. We will be joined by Kelly Fitzpatrick and Catherine Brobston from Harvard Law’s Library Innovation Lab. They will tell us about two of the Lab’s exciting open access projects: the Caselaw Access Project and the H2O Open Casebook Project. You can learn about all of the Library Innovation Lab’s work here.

Topic:                  Presentation and Q&A re: the Caselaw Access Project and H2O Open Casebook Project

Date:                   April 28, 2021

Time:                  Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Location:            Zoom (see invite for link)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Maya & Crystal

(LLOPS Program Committee Co-Chairs)

No March LLOPS Meeting

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By , March 19, 2021 1:45 pm

Greetings, LLOPSters!

We hope you are all doing okay. We are reaching out to let you know that we are not meeting for March. The LLOPS Professional Development Workshop is being planned for June, and the Program Committee took the month off.

Be on the lookout for our April 28 meeting invite coming soon. We are excited to be hosting Kelly Fitzpatrick from the Harvard Caselaw Access Project and Catherine Brobston from H2O open casebooks. Details forthcoming!

Be well,

Crystal & Maya

LLOPS Program Committee Co-Chairs

Outreach and Access to Justice During a Pandemic Presentation (2/24/2021) Slides and Resources

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By , February 24, 2021 2:03 pm

For everyone who did not make the meeting on today or who just wanted access to the slides and resources provided by our guest speaker, Sarah Larsen, please see the slides and links below:

Presentation Slides

Links to Resources Mentioned in the Presentation

Special Thanks to Sarah Larsen, Outreach Librarian at Minnesota State Law Library for speaking with us!

LLOPS Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Survey

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By , February 17, 2021 4:50 pm

Greeting LLOPSters,

As a follow-up to Mark’s email below, I am sending one more message off listserv to ensure it reaches all members. We hope that you received listserv communications from Program Committee Co-Chairs Crystal Alberthal and Maya Swanes last week about our next virtual meeting (more details about that below). If you did not receive their email or if you have experienced delivery issues in the past, the Gaggle Mail Knowledgebase suggests whitelisting the LLOPS email ( by adding it to your email contact list. The attached Whitelisting Kit contains instructions on how to do this in various email platforms (Outlook, Gmail, Apple Mail, Android Mail, etc.). Taking this step should ensure successful delivery in the future, but if you continue experiencing problems, please do not hesitate to reach out to Mark Desierto, Kristin Kimura, and me (cc’d on this email), and we will help troubleshoot the issue.

I also wanted to thank everyone who has completed the LLOPS Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Survey. The Board and I appreciate you taking the time to share your input and feedback with us. The survey will close tomorrow, February 9th at 5pm PST. If you have not had a chance to take the survey yet, please consider doing so before it closes. 

Lastly, if you did not receive Crystal and Maya’s email last week, details about the upcoming virtual meeting are below. 

Please save the date for the February LLOPS meeting on Wednesday, February 24 at 12 noon. The program committee is excited to announce that Sarah Larsen, Outreach Librarian at Minnesota State Law Library will be coming to speak with us about her outreach and access to justice efforts during a pandemic. You can read a bit about her efforts from her recent blog shared via the KnowItAALL.

 Topic:Outreach and access to justice during a Pandemic
 Date:February 24, 2020
 Time:12 noon – 1 pm

LLOPS January Meeting

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By , January 4, 2021 6:11 pm

Greetings LLOPSters and Happy New Year!

Please save the date for the January LLOPS meeting on Wednesday, January 27th at 12 noon. This is a Business meeting with committee update reports.

Topic:Business Meeting and Committee Updates
Date:January 27th, 2020
Time:12 noon – 1 pm
Location:Remote – Zoom


Crystal & Maya, Your LLOPS Program Committee Co-Chairs

LLOPS Holiday Party

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By , December 3, 2020 7:03 pm

Our first virtual LLOPS Holiday Party takes place Thursday, December 17, from 4:45-6:30pm PT.

Celebrate the season with your LLOPS friends and acquaintances–then compete with them in a rousing game of trivia.

Please look for a Zoom invitation with additional details soon. I hope you can join.


LLOPS October Meeting

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By , October 26, 2020 12:22 pm

Hello LLOPSters:

We hope you will join us this Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 12 noon for the October LLOPS meeting. We will feature Allison Feher, who is the Administrative Manager for the Seattle chapter of the League of Women Voters! Since it is election season, we thought it would be great to hear from someone involved with an organization focused on increasing civic engagement. In order to tailor her presentation to our interests, Allison would like to know what topics we want her to cover. To that end, please take a second to complete this (one question) survey and let us know what you would like to know about the LWV (or elections more generally) or what questions you would like Allison to address.

Topic:                  Allison Feher from the Seattle chapter of the League of Women Voters

Date:                   October 28, 2020

Time:                  noon – 1 pm

Location:            Remote: Zoom — See Email

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Maya & Crystal

(LLOPS Program Committee Co-Chairs)

New LLOPS Listserv

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By , October 20, 2020 3:52 pm

Dear LLOPS Members,

For the past several years, the American Association of Law Libraries has been hosting the LLOPS listserv (, but due to administrative changes and a significant price increase, we will be transitioning to a more cost-effective platform.

The Executive Board and current Webmaster, Kristin Kimura, evaluated several different options and we decided to move forward with a listserv platform called Gaggle Mail. This platform is cost-effective, it has sound privacy & data security policies, and it is easy to use.

We will transition to Gaggle Mail on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 and the old listserv will retire on Friday, October 30th, 2020. Members will receive a welcome email from Gaggle Mail, which will include our new listserv email address ( and information about the LLOPS mailing list. If you do not receive a welcome email or if you have any questions, please contact Kristin Kimura for assistance.  

Thank you,

Carly Eyler

LLOPS President, 2020-21

2019-2020 LLOPS Annual Report

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By , September 16, 2020 3:11 pm

The LLOPS 2019-2020 Annual Report is now available! You can read about our activities and new initiatives here.

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